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IBM Vision 2017: Why I want to see you there

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IBM Vision 2017: Why I want to see you there


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Editor’s note: It’s Vision 2017 Thursday! From now until the conference, every Thursday, we’ll be sharing an article that is relevant to this premier IBM event. Today’s post is from Bill Guilmart, IBM Vice President, Enterprise Performance Management.

Is the Vision 2017 conference on your calendar yet? If not, I think you should strongly consider adding it. Here’s why.

Face-to-face interaction

After 20+ years in the software business, I’ve been on more conference calls than I can count. And I’ve learned that there’s no substitute for the face-to-face interaction you can only have at a live event like Vision. Last year was my first time at Vision and it came only months after I’d joined IBM. Not only did it give me a great opportunity to meet personally with dozens of customers and colleagues, but it confirmed our customers are passionate about our products and count on them to drive competitive advantage.  It also confirmed that I’d made the right decision in joining the company.

Cutting-edge product showcase

This year, at over 150 breakout sessions and hands-on labs, Vision will show off even more advances in our software. You’ll hear about the evolution of IBM Planning Analytics and you’ll learn how to get the maximum value from solutions like IBM Cognos Controller, IBM Cognos Disclosure Management, Cognos Analytics and Watson Analytics. And you’ll have the opportunity to explore IBM solutions for Sales Performance Management and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).

Vision 2017 tileReal-world applications

Vision 2017 will offer real-world case studies by some of the largest organizations and biggest brands in the world, such as Johnson & Johnson, T-Mobile, Fiat-Chrysler and Amazon. We’ll be welcoming guests from as far away as Brazil and Australia and listening to thought-provoking presentations from industry analysts and thought leaders. (We’ll even take a little time off for fun, too.)

Early Bird discount ends April 17!

Remember, in addition to all the learning experiences, there’s nothing like the networking and one-on-one contacts that you make at a live event. So please don’t wait. Join more than 1,800 of your fellow professionals in Orlando, Florida, May 16-19. Register by April 17 to save $300 off the Standard rate. (Conference alumni save an additional $100, for a total savings of $400!)

I hope to see you there and look forward to connecting with you!

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